4/14/13

Perfume Review: Blooddrop Perfumes

Written December 2012.


Yay! This will be my final perfume shipment of the year (possibly for the next year as well as I need to start saving up money).

Intro: Across the internet, I've seen the mentioning of a company called Blooddrop (full name: Blooddrop Clothing & Fineries). Blooddrop makes corsets, perfumes, and some bath and body products as well. The overall theme of the shop and the products is really pretty, and I've been intrigued by it for a while, however I never had the real urge to get anything.

Check out the website or etsy shop here:
http://www.blooddrop.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/blooddrop

During Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend, Blooddrop had a coupon for 10% off on its etsy shop. Blooddrop sells all of its products on its main website (blooddrop.com) and its limited edition collections on etsy. Blooddrop also has this special deal called "Oooh Surprisey Mystery What Could It Possibly Be Perfume Oil from Blooddrop" which, if purchased, is a specially discounted single perfume from a randomly chosen past collection (overstock), with one catch: the owner, Astrid, chooses the perfume. So you won't know what you're getting.

Limited edition bottles run for $15 a pop. Regular line perfumes run for $12.50, and these "surprisey mystery" bottles run for $7.50.

Clearly the surprisey ones are more along my typical budget for perfumes.

I bought 3, and had a 10% off coupon.
(7.5 each * 3 bottles) * 0.9 = $20.25
20.25 + 6.5 priority mail shipping = $26.75
That makes $8.92 per bottle, which is still a reasonably good deal to me.

Blooddrop doesn't have a stated turnaround time, so I just forgot about it until I got a notice saying it shipped. xD Even so, the TAT was very reasonable at 7 days.

11/28/12 - Ordered & Paid.
12/5/12 - Package shipped out.
12/7/12 - Package received.

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It's like getting Christmas presents early! (And I blocked out my name for privacy xD)

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I think Blooddrop is running a holiday special right now in which every order gets a surprise extra perfume for free. :D
What I received (descriptions are my impressions from smelling the bottle, followed by how it is after trying it on my skin):
  • La Tasseographie - Cucumber! Like real, sliced and fresh cucumber. // Cucumber and a lot of freshness. Like clear water, or linen. Just very fresh, light, and watery. I think of a misty, light green color when I smell this. It's pleasant, but the one downfall is that it's not very long-lasting. I put it on at 1PM. By 2:32PM, I can barely smell a faint whisper of the scent, and by 3PM, it's gone. I don't know if it's my sensory adaptation or if the oil is just that light. This is definitely a perfume that will not grab anyone's attention, since no one (even yourself) can really smell it.
  • Wonderland - Cough syrup, synthetic cherry, and berries? //  Immediately I'm hit by synthetic cherry (think cherry chapstick but sharper) and minty-ness. After settling down a bit, the initial notes are a little weaker and some pine starts coming out. Eventually it becomes a fresh, slightly piney, slight minty scent which my roommates say smells exactly like those pine-tree car fresheners. The lasting power on this is also pretty short at around 3-4 hours on me. The initial burst is a bit off-putting to me, and the drydown isn't bad, but it doesn't wow me nor amaze me either. 
  • Earthworm - Smells exactly like the Boots Botanics Organic Nourishing Body Oil. Earthy and rich with some soil, a touch of sweetness, and something herbal. // Sharp herbs and pungent soil. After it dries and settles down, the soil smells a bit fecal to me (lol, "It smells like shit," literally), so it's a major turn-off. I'm not liking this one. I quickly took a shower afterwards, so I'm not sure about the longevity.
  • Durprise! (free) - Dark chocolate, apple pie filling. // It smells like dark chocolate and baked spiced apples when it's still wet. Delicious. However, after it dries and settles down for a bit, it starts to get a metallic smell. I'm not sure what it is. Perhaps it's the apple cider smell? The chocolate fades almost immediately and I'm left with metallic spiced apple or apple cider. Three to four hours after application, I can still catch a whiff of this if I inhale deeply with my wrist shoved against my nose, but the smell is so faint that it only smells a little bit like cinnamon. 
Now the descriptions as found online:
  • La Tasseographie - Discontinued from regular line. The fine and historical art of reading tea leaves to see into one's future. White porcelain, a blend of three different tea leaves and accompaniments.
  • Wonderland - From 2011 Winter Collection. A winter wonderland of cold and beauty trapped within a small bottle. This outdoor perfume contains piles and piles of snow, icicles a mile long, rosy pink cheeks and noses. A none-too-piney blend of snow covered firs, cold ozone, vanilla, white rose, white musk, heliotrope and copaiba balsam.
  • Earthworm - From 2009 Summer Collection. This is a very lush blend of sandalwood, earth, vanilla oleoresin, coffee beans, Arabian musk, labdanum, peru balsam, osmanthus, a tiny leaf of thyme and a wee sprig of coriander.
  • Durprise! (free) - No description available, but other people are saying the same thing: chocolate, apples, and spice.
So my thoughts? I don't like 3 out of 4 of them. EDIT 4/2013: All of them are not long-lasting, and they're just not my thing. I've sold off Wonderland, Durprise, and Earthworm at this point, and I only kept La Tasseographie because it is unique (I don't have anything like it in my collection).

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